Feb. 26 Hearing Set on Motion to Dismiss Richmond-Davis Appeal

District 303 fights appeal by some parents of judge’s ruling to keep intact the 2011 reorganization of two St. Charles schools.

A Kane County judge in February will hear arguments on St. Charles Community Unit School District 303’s motion to dismiss the appeal of a ruling allowing the 2011 reorganization of two St. Charles schools to stand, the Kane County Chronicle reports.

The Feb. 26, 2014 hearing will be held before Judge F. Keith Brown, according to the Chronicle, who will hear arguments about whether or not to dismiss the appeal by the parents who sued the district in an effort to force the district to dismantle the reorganization of Richmond Intermediate School, 300 S. 12th St., and Davis Primary School, 1125 S. 7th St.

The schools had operated as elementary schools before the reorganization. The parents argued that the reorganization was an attempt to get around requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act, although the lawsuit, when first filed, sought to halt the realignment of the two schools.

After a bench trial in July, Judge David Akemann ordered District 303 to develop a revised school improvement and corrective action plans for children in the two schools, but he refused to order the district to dismantle the reorganization of the two schools. That sparked the parents’ appeal.


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